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By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 6:16 pm

You know, I’ve been posting a song here on a Friday night for more years than I care to remember. My motivation has always been the same – to share music that is special to me – with you. I always hope you might enjoy it but if you don’t, that’s fine, the songs are still special to me!

So, here is a song that I associate with my father. He used to sing it and get the words wrong with easy aplomb! All these years later, I delight in “misremembering” words to songs my kids like, to their horror. This one is for you, Dad.


By The Troll On November 20th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

The world is a mess. There are bodies in the street from the actions of Barbarians.  There are streets filled with those fleeing the barbarians. We stand torn apart. On one hand we know among those fleeing are those that want us dead, yet we can’t deny those that are actually suffering.  How do we balance our compassion and our real common sense fear for our security? I have no answers. I have no trust in our governments to do the necessary steps to keep us safe. We have seen this week that they can’t. At the same time we can not deny that the majority of these and other people are suffering. How do we balance the two?

There is a Fund that exists that is concentrating on saving Christians out of Iraq and Syria. Those communities are some the oldest Christian communities on earth. I’m not saying that this is any guarantee that these people are 100% safe but the Islamist are beheading, crucifying, and all the nasty things we’ve seen to  them. They are being vetted by former American Military and they are concentrating on Families that are being persecuted in these two Countries. It was set up by the Evil Glenn Beck it’s called the Nazarene Fund.

My Friday Song goes out to all the suffering Families of every faith and no faith. As bad as things are there are always people worse off than anything any of us are going through.

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By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Meet Sinn Fein MLA Phil Flanagan. He has some … interesting insights on Islamic State.

SINN FÉIN MLA Phil Flanagan has said that he does not consider Isis “terrorists”, saying the term “demonised organisations”.

“I am not comfortable with the approach by the British establishment and other countries involved in invasion and colonial activities in the past in labelling organisations terrorists.’

So the slaughter in Paris, and today in Mali, is NOT terrorism?

He has now tried to slime his out of it subsequently saying…

Clearly Isis is engaged in terror and responsible for countless atrocities in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and most recently in Paris and Mali.
This is Sinn Fein damage control. He knows that his own terrorist controlled political party cannot be SEEN to deny IS are terrorists. But he thought it and now he is running a hundred miles an hour away from his own evil words. Sinn Fein hatred of all things British defines how they see everything. I recall Flanagan was quick to state that “King Billy was a terrorist”….Islamic State? Mmmm, not so sure, eh Phil. You cretin.


By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 11:21 am

I saw this headline in the press today.

A transgender woman who told her friends she would kill herself if she was sent to a male prison has been found dead in jail. Vicky Thompson, 21, was being held at Armley, Leeds, where she was pronounced dead on Friday. Friends of Thompson, who was born male but had identified as female since her mid-teens, said she had asked to be sent to a female prison. An investigation into her death has been launched, the Prison Service said.

I always think that suicide is such a tragic waste of life and that applies here. But the fact is that this person was a man regardless of what he identified as and the authorities were right not to indulge. He also was sent to prison for committing a crime that carried a custodial sentence. That appears to also have been lost in the current vogue to sympathise with those who claim they are women when they are, factually, men.


By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 11:13 am

I read this…

The head of France’s elite anti-terrorist force Raid has spoken of a battle against terrorists in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis that was so bloody that at one point his officers saw a FEMALE suicide bomber’s head “fly through the window and land on the other side of the street”

and then this….

A woman who reportedly blew herself up during a raid in Saint Denis was “vulnerable” and “fragile”, a former school friend has claimed.  The friend, named only as Khemissa, said Hasna Aitboulahcen had been a normal girl at school, getting good grades, but that she had gone through a bad patch, being moved between foster families.

This “bad patch” was why she sought to kill as many people as possible? I don’t think so. She fell into the evil of Islamofascism and embraced it.


By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 11:01 am

Quick reprise. Last Friday evening, 129 innocent people were brutally murdered by a gang of Jihadists. At LEAST two of the murderers came to France posing as “refugees”. In the aftermath of the carnage, Hollande declared France was “at war”

Now read on….

France is renewing its vow to welcome 30,000 refugees fleeing countries like Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the wake of last week’s terror attacks, which killed more than 100 people in Paris.  That is 6,000 more than the number that had been announced in September, despite conservatives’ fears that some refugees may pose security risks.

Simply suicidal. The Utopian follies of accepting “Syrian” refugees, when in fact only about 20% of them even come from Syria, continue – even as they wash the blood from Parisian walkways,


By David Vance On November 20th, 2015 at 10:51 am

It’s Friday. The day of Jihad.

Jihadist gunmen screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ launch grenade and shooting rampage in hotel in Mali and take 170 people hostage before freeing a handful who could recite the Koran

Isn’t it fortunate that Islamic State has NOTHING, repeat NOTHING, to do with Islam?

Looks like French Special Forces will be bound for West Africa.

As I keep pointing out, the Jihad is GLOBAL. This is a world war and has been since at least 9/11. But most political leaders choose to ignore this.

I sat and watched BBC’s political programme last night “Question Time” The general consensus from the Londonistan audience was that Assad is more of a pressing problem that Islamic State. The next of kin in Paris from last Friday, and I reckon Mali from today, will take comfort in this?

If you deny your enemy, if you deny that they are at war with you, then what hope have you got?

It’s an Epidemic

By The Troll On November 19th, 2015 at 4:43 pm

democrat-jackassThe Hispanic Caucus in Congress which is All Democrats try to Stop Free Speech by calling the Executives of NBC and MSNBC before their committee in Congress.

The Hispanic Caucus demanded to know how dare the TV Execs ALLOW Donald Trump to Host Saturday Night Live.

Hispanic lawmakers hoped a meeting with top executives from MSNBC and NBC News Wednesday would smooth over hard feelings from Donald Trump’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Instead, it had the opposite effect.

NBC News President Deborah Turness committed a major blunder — as far as the Hispanic lawmakers were concerned — when she described undocumented immigrants as “illegals,” a term that many in the Latino community find highly offensive.

 Turness was describing NBC’s integration with their Spanish-language network Telemundo, which included coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. and his interaction with a young girl who was afraid her parents would be deported because they’re “illegals.”

“I’m going to stop you right there. We use the term undocumented immigrants,” Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) interrupted.

Turness apologized.

That exchange kicked off a meeting that was already expected to be tense. Lawmakers were hoping for an explanation of why Trump hosted Saturday Night Live, despite formal protests from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. MSNBC and NBC News executives — who are part of a separate entity from NBC’s entertainment division, which oversees SNL — came expecting to talk about the progress they’ve made in making their newsrooms more diverse.

This is Tyranny.  The Democrat Party wants ALL views accept theirs SILENCED. Conservatives and Republicans are constantly the butt of jokes on SNL and in comedy clubs all over the Country…. and so what? That’s the way comedy has always been.  These people are Despots. They want to make Political speech and ALL speech that they disagree with a Crime.

They all need to read their Oaths of Office. They each Pledge to Uphold the Constitution. The FIRST AMENDMENT is the Guarantee of Free Speech specifically POLITICAL Free Speech.

And to the Hispanic Caucus if the person crossed the border without permission. They are an ILLEGAL not undocumented. It’s no wonder their party mascot is a Jackass.


By David Vance On November 19th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I am sure ATW’s erudite readers will recall that it was Von Clausewitz who famously observed that “War is a mere continuation of politics by other means”  There’s a lot to be said for that. Which brings me to this news….and my contention that the NHS is Labour by other means.

Junior doctors in England have overwhelmingly voted in favour of going on strike in their dispute with ministers over a new contract. Some 98% voted in favour of a full strike and 99% in favour of action just short of a full strike. The first walk-out will start on 1 December with another two dates earmarked for later in the month.

I came across an excellent dissection of this issue here and comment it to you…here is a very apt conclusion.

“The BMA can argue all day about who stood in the way of a negotiated settlement but the truth is they have shown nothing but disdain for the government’s 7 Day NHS plan, they have put forward no alternatives and have displayed a complete lack of flexibility in a Post-Francis NHS when change is essential.

Their blanket opposition to any changes in working practices would make 1986 Wapping Pickets blush. The BMA’s intransigence is all the more disgusting when you consider that the commitment to a 7 Day NHS was a cornerstone of the Conservative manifesto which was endorsed by the public in a free election. When the junior doctors strike it will be no different to miners striking in the 70s and 80s – a politically motivated action intended to undermine, or even overthrow, a democratically elected government.

Don’t be fooled by their pleasant home counties accents and Berghaus gilets, striking junior doctors are just as much of a threat to democracy as any khaki-clad anarchist. They possess a credibility that masked May Day vandals can only dream of and this makes them more dangerous to the government than the entire shadow cabinet.”

Hear hear. I am demonised by the NHS on social media because I don’t swallow their bilge. The fact is that Junior Doctors are ALREADY in the top 10% of earners in the UK. They have become bloated on long hours of overtime and the very thought that this may be ameliorated drives them mad with rage. They have been offered a ..get this…10% PAY INCREASE to balance the reduction in dangerous long hours they work. They prefer to strike. You see the problem?


By David Vance On November 19th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

It was a terrible blow when Peter Robinson lost his Westminster seat in 2010. I can’t remember the name of the ‘vote splitting” unionist who ensures his demise back than (coughs) but one can only imagine the anger his fall wrought on his gargantuan ego. Now comes this news…

Peter Robinson will step down from his roles as Northern Ireland first minister and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader within weeks, his party has confirmed. In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, he said there are “massive pressures” involved in his work. The 66-year-old suffered a heart attack in May, but has denied he made his decision to leave for health reasons.

Oh I am sure there are indeed “massive pressures” Such as this sort of scurrilous and entirely untrue story….

DUP leader Peter Robinson unequivocally denies any link to alleged £7m Nama property deal

Yes. I also remember this story ….

Robinson bought ‘key land’ for £5

I wish him a long and healthy retirement. Perhaps he will open an Estate Agency?